Next year, you can discover the remote beauty of the Shetland Islands, which boast their own rich history of textiles, wool and the distinctive Fair Isle technique, as you explore this stunning corner of the UK on a knitting escape with Prima.
On the six-day trip, which takes place in May and June 2022, you'll be joined by Hazel Tindall, once crowned the ‘World’s Fastest Knitter’, and the knowledgeable Kathleen Anderson, who will teach you traditional Shetland Fair Isle and lace knitting techniques during four fascinating half-day workshops.
You'll also have time to discover how Shetland wool is farmed, woven into yarn and transformed by local designers into wonderful hand-crafted items.
The dramatic coastline and beautiful natural landscapes of the Shetlands will provide an inspiring backdrop to your holiday as you enjoy a favourite pastime in the company
of like-minded knitters.
Why you'll love Prima's knitting trip in the Shetlands
Hazel Tindall was declared the world’s fastest knitter in 2004 after she notched up an incredible 255 stitches in just three minutes!
She'll be on hand to teach you the techniques of Fair Isle knitting while fellow expert tutor Kathleen Anderson passes on some of the tips and tricks from her 40-year experience in knitting fine lace shawls.
Kathleen’s shawls have won 'Best Craft Item' award at the Royal Highland Show five times, and she was even commissioned to knit one for the birth of Prince George.
A room with a view
Nestled on the Scottish coastline, the comfortable Lerwick Hotel offers stunning views over Brewick Bay and the island of Bressay. The hotel is known for its hearty breakfasts and delicious three-course dinners - and is just a 10-minute stroll from Lerwick’s bustling town centre.
Meet a hand-picked selection of the Shetlands’ best designers and pick out your favourite items as you enjoy some retail therapy in the islands’ leading knitwear shops.
A five-night half-board stay at the Lerwick Hotel
Return flights from Edinburgh to Sumburgh, plus airport transfers, coach travel and tips
Two half-day knitting workshops with Kathleen Anderson and two half-day workshops with Hazel Tindall, plus yarn kit provided
A visit to Jamieson’s Sandness Mill, organic Uradale Farm (including lunch), Shetland Museum & Archives, Shetland Textile Museum, plus meet local knitwear designers
The services of an experienced tour manager
A free bottle of champagne
Want to join Prima on a fabulous knitting break in the Shetlands? Read more about our six-day break and how to book.
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